Advance your career, your self, your life, and join together with hundreds of mentors and mentees from around the world for The Big M Summit.

Our mentorship program ditches the notion of transactional, sporadic interactions and we put meaningful relationships at the forefront of our model.

Sign up today to find your perfect match.


Even the most successful people have mentors who contribute to their growth. The goal of mentorship is to connect you with someone who has walked the path before you and can offer guidance and support as you navigate your own professional and personal journey.

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The Summit will be held in the New York metro area with a trip to New York City and the greater tri-state area. Participants will be staying at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, CT, from May 16 to 23.

Participants include 600 Jewish male and female college students and young professionals from around the world including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, South Africa, UK, Uruguay, and the United States.

International participants must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months.

You! Students and young professionals can enroll to be matched with a mentor. The goal of mentorship is to connect with a mentor who has walked the path before you and can offer guidance and support as you navigate your own professional and personal journey.

Your responses to our form will help us identify a well-suited match from within our pool of mentors. We try to match you with someone with a similar professional background who we believe will be a good fit.

Our mentors are professionals from across multiple industries with real life experience that will offer an incredible opportunity for meaningful conversation and authentic connection.

Your local organization is currently enrolling students and young professionals in mentorships leading up to the Summit. Contact your Olami educator to find out how you can be a part of The Big M movement.

Summit registration will be opening at the end of March. Stay tuned for more details and the link to register!

Meet some of our mentors

Candice Ackermann

Managing Attorney, Visa Law Pros​

Since founding her own immigration law firm in New York City in early 2009, Candice L. Ackermann, Esq. has represented dozens of individuals and multinational corporate clients in connection with a wide array of U.S. immigration law matters, including preparation and filing of non-immigrant visa petitions, family and employment-based green card applications, self-sponsoring individuals of extraordinary ability, and applications for naturalization.

Sasha Salama

Anchor/Reporter, Media Trainer, Presentation Coach

Sasha Salama is a veteran broadcast journalist with more than 20 years of experience in the U.S. and overseas. Ms. Salama has interviewed hundreds of CEOs and newsmakers as an anchor and correspondent for CNN, CNBC in the U.S. and Asia, Reuters, Nightly Business Report and Asia Business News.

Jonathan Rabinow

Chief Investment Officer, Lightstone Group

Jonathan Rabinow is Senior Vice President of Investments and Capital Markets at Lightstone. Prior to joining Lightstone, Mr. Rabinow was Managing Director with Argent Ventures. Previously, he served as a Senior Vice President and Head of Investments at RXR Realty where he led a team who invested in over $5 billion of assets. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rabinow served as Vice President at Racebrook Capital, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company specializing in the acquisition of distressed real estate assets. Mr. Rabinow earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Rabbi Avi Cassel
Regional Director, North America
Rabbi Avi Cassel directs over 110 Olami programs, servicing more than 20,000 students around North America. He also oversees STARS, a multi-organization partnership project in the former Soviet Union. Rabbi Cassel is a graduate of the world’s top yeshivot including Mir, Lakewood, and Ner Israel, and has more than 15 years of management and education experience for Olami.